Keepsake Box in Curly Maple & Padauk

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Project by BrettLuna posted 02-25-2017 11:28 PM 1608 views 12 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a loose lid keepsake box, made for a family member.

Overall dimensions: 12” x 7¾” x 4⅝”

-- Brett — Peters Creek, Alaska

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#1 posted 02-25-2017 11:33 PM

The wood combo is primo.

What did you use for the reddish wood?

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#2 posted 02-25-2017 11:42 PM

Padauk…my first time working with it, too. Heck, it’s my first box of any consequence, aside from utilitarian boxes.

-- Brett — Peters Creek, Alaska

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#3 posted 02-26-2017 12:10 AM

Very attractive box. Beautiful woods and nice contrast!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 02-26-2017 12:17 AM

There are so many things to like about this box, great work

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#5 posted 02-26-2017 02:23 AM

Great job, WOW, I love the contrast.
Thanks for sharing.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#6 posted 02-26-2017 03:02 AM

You got me with the Padauk I love that stuff, great contrast and combination. Great job!

Please share more pictures. Inside?

-- Chris, "all we are is sawdust in the dust collector""

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#7 posted 02-26-2017 03:48 AM

brett its like peanut butter and jelly,there just made to go together.i don’t comment on boxes much because well,there are about a million posted every week,but yours just made me pause and take a long look,and I’m still lookin.i like it,a lot.nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#8 posted 02-26-2017 04:56 AM

Very impressive. I always enjoy the contrast of Maple with any darker wood. Excellent joinery.

-- By "Woodshop" I mean my two car garage full of wood and tools.

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#9 posted 02-26-2017 05:10 AM

Thanks for the kind words, everyone!

Chris – Nothing fancy inside but I added an in progress photo. Early on, I considered flocking the bottom but once I saw what kind of figure I was working with there was no way I was going to cover it up.

-- Brett — Peters Creek, Alaska

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#10 posted 02-26-2017 12:55 PM

Very nice! Excellent selection of complimentary woods, nice design, and beautiful end result! Curly maple brings magic to most projects and goes well with just about any contrasting wood…I love working with it. Great job with this one, it is now on my favorites list.

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#11 posted 02-26-2017 01:35 PM

Really nice. Like the lid in particular

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#12 posted 02-26-2017 02:13 PM

First box of any consequence eh, you came out strong. Nicely done.

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#13 posted 02-26-2017 02:17 PM

Brett, this is an outstanding box. You have done a wonderful job on it and it’s a lovely eye catcher.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#14 posted 02-26-2017 03:28 PM

That is NICE

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#15 posted 02-26-2017 05:00 PM

beautiful box

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